Mad_Ferret (759) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle @ Bishops Folkunga.
Black with a big compact mocha brown head. Decent lace.
Aroma: Roasted with coffee and bitter chocolate, sweet caramel. Some acidic ashy notes with wet burnt wood gives a dimension to the sweetness.
Taste: Sweet, roasted, a bit umami with a hint of salty chocolate and soy, sweet caramel, vague hints of ripe tropical fruit mixes with the saltiness.
Medium to bigger body, soft carbonation, a bit sticky texture.
Very tasty, rich and american, but with more meaty umami than expected. A bit like a barrel aged stout with a dash of DIPA in it.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, with almost no head.
Smells of roasted and smoked malts, with lots of soy sauce.
Tastes of smoky, salty, sweet malt, with a medium bitterness that lasts.
Medium bodied, flat carbonation, oily texture.
Finishes dry and bitter.
J_man (796) - Tustin, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as night, even under an intense light, nothing gets through. Topped with a foamy, brown head and roasted/charred aromas with a slight sour edge. The body is slightly creamy, but the strong char flavor adds astringency to cut through it. Bittersweet and dark chocolate hit first followed by a molasses sweetness mixed with a little vanilla then finishing with a dry cocoa aftertaste. The balance between sweet and bitter is very well done here especially since both are in abundance. Leaves behind lingering chocolate flavors and a slight vegetal bitterness. 8.8% ABV? Where’s it hiding? Dangerously delicious stout.
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a manly beer. I can feel the hair growing on my chest. Thick and DARK brown, this one has the roasty malty goodness reminiscent of coffee. Pours with a small, but brown head, everything is awesome about this beer. I love it.
eastbayjay (9) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was totally blown away by this mellow flavorful double stout. Since it's a Green Flash beer I expected to be knocked on my ass by An intense beer, but I'm floored by all the subtle nuances this brew offers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beersiveknown (4003) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich coffee nose on this dark brown beer with cola head. Collapses to a lacing. Thick molten chocolate in the body with a rich and roasted barley finish. Warming alcohol lingers at back of throat
trevor211 (1437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was certainly pleased to find this one at the local shop! Pours black, with a creamy tan head that dissipates into a mocha-colored film. Pretty. Burnt toffee, marshmallow creme, and dark roasted malts on the nose. Big, smooth flavor mirrors the aroma, with a slight nuttiness and a weak hop punch at the finish. Nice and smooth -- just a bit of alcohol burn -- this one is really tasty for something sold in a sixer.
Cuso (6091) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de web shop. Very dark reddish brown color with huge foamy long lasting beige head. Aroma of coffee, prunes, raisins, dark berries, chocolate. Taste, dark chocolate,roasted malt, coffee, prunes, burned sugar, alcohol. Coffee bitter finish. Nice.
raffs (1) - perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkness, beige head not so long, smells coffee, choc bit caramel, and the alcohol is perceived, in the mouth nice full body, sharpy same coffee and choc as smell ending with sweetness and the Hoppy of a imperial
tderoeck (6440) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22/III/2012 12 Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2012-254) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: dark caramel, mocha, dark chocoolate, dried fruits, fudge, overripe banana. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: dark chocolate, caramel, mocha, sweet, syrupy, bit of coffee. Aftertaste: sugary, caramel, mocha, coffee, alcohol, milk chocolate.